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Effectiveness and safety of image-directed biopsies: coaxial technique versus conventional fine-needle aspiration.
South Med J. 2002 Feb; 95(2):212-7.SM

Abstract

BACKGROUND

We compared the effectiveness and safety of image-guided biopsies done with coaxial guides versus fine-needle aspiration done without coaxial guides.

METHODS

With the use of hospital computer records and chart reviews, all image-guided biopsies done during a 4-year period at our institution were assessed for adequacy and complications. For each biopsy, the use of a coaxial guide, the site, and the imaging modality were recorded. Adequacy of the biopsy and complications were compiled. Success rates were calculated for conventional and coaxial biopsies and by modality and site.

RESULTS

Coaxial technique reduced the number of unsatisfactory biopsies compared with conventional technique in extrathoracic sites. The decrease was statistically significant. No major complications occurred from extrathoracic biopsies with either technique. No difference was found in success rates or complication rates between ultrasound-guided and CT-guided biopsies using coaxial technique.

CONCLUSION

Coaxial technique reduces the number of inadequate biopsies in extrathoracic sites, without a detectable increase in complications.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Radiology and Pathology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, USA.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

11846247

Citation

Appelbaum, Alan H., et al. "Effectiveness and Safety of Image-directed Biopsies: Coaxial Technique Versus Conventional Fine-needle Aspiration." Southern Medical Journal, vol. 95, no. 2, 2002, pp. 212-7.
Appelbaum AH, Kamba TT, Cohen AS, et al. Effectiveness and safety of image-directed biopsies: coaxial technique versus conventional fine-needle aspiration. South Med J. 2002;95(2):212-7.
Appelbaum, A. H., Kamba, T. T., Cohen, A. S., Qaisi, W. G., & Amirkhan, R. H. (2002). Effectiveness and safety of image-directed biopsies: coaxial technique versus conventional fine-needle aspiration. Southern Medical Journal, 95(2), 212-7.
Appelbaum AH, et al. Effectiveness and Safety of Image-directed Biopsies: Coaxial Technique Versus Conventional Fine-needle Aspiration. South Med J. 2002;95(2):212-7. PubMed PMID: 11846247.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Effectiveness and safety of image-directed biopsies: coaxial technique versus conventional fine-needle aspiration. AU - Appelbaum,Alan H, AU - Kamba,Thompson T, AU - Cohen,Ari S, AU - Qaisi,Waleed G, AU - Amirkhan,Robin H, PY - 2002/2/16/pubmed PY - 2002/3/19/medline PY - 2002/2/16/entrez SP - 212 EP - 7 JF - Southern medical journal JO - South Med J VL - 95 IS - 2 N2 - BACKGROUND: We compared the effectiveness and safety of image-guided biopsies done with coaxial guides versus fine-needle aspiration done without coaxial guides. METHODS: With the use of hospital computer records and chart reviews, all image-guided biopsies done during a 4-year period at our institution were assessed for adequacy and complications. For each biopsy, the use of a coaxial guide, the site, and the imaging modality were recorded. Adequacy of the biopsy and complications were compiled. Success rates were calculated for conventional and coaxial biopsies and by modality and site. RESULTS: Coaxial technique reduced the number of unsatisfactory biopsies compared with conventional technique in extrathoracic sites. The decrease was statistically significant. No major complications occurred from extrathoracic biopsies with either technique. No difference was found in success rates or complication rates between ultrasound-guided and CT-guided biopsies using coaxial technique. CONCLUSION: Coaxial technique reduces the number of inadequate biopsies in extrathoracic sites, without a detectable increase in complications. SN - 0038-4348 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/11846247/Effectiveness_and_safety_of_image_directed_biopsies:_coaxial_technique_versus_conventional_fine_needle_aspiration_ L2 - http://ovidsp.ovid.com/ovidweb.cgi?T=JS&PAGE=linkout&SEARCH=11846247.ui DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -